DAY: Tuesday, November 22, 2016
TIME: 6:30pm - 9:00pm
LOCATION: Albany Library, 1229 Marin Ave., Albany CA
REAL BOY is the coming-of-age story of Bennett Wallace, a transgender teenager on a journey to find his voice—as a musician, a friend, a son, and a man. As he navigates the ups and downs of young adulthood, he works to gain the love and support of his mother, who has deep misgivings about her child’s transition. Along the way, Bennett forges a powerful friendship with his idol, Joe Stevens, a celebrated transgender musician with his own demons to fight.
Followed by audience Q&A with Oakland filmmaker Shaleece Haas. She is the co-producer of the 2013 documentary film, The Genius of Marian, which premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival and was broadcast on POV in 2014. Her 2010 documentary short, Old People Driving, premiered at the Mill Valley Film Festival and was broadcast on the PBS News Hour as part of the Economist Film Project. In addition to her work as a director/producer, Shaleece is an instructor of video storytelling at the UC Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism, the Berkeley Advanced Media Institute, and the NY Press Association, and is a member of the Queer Producers Collective.
A co-presentation of Albany FilmFest, the Albany Library, and Friends of the Albany Library.